MIRAMAR, Fla. – Police are investigating after a male was shot in the head early Wednesday morning in Miramar.
Police responded to the area of Pembroke Road and Hiatus Road shortly after midnight after receiving reports about a male on the sidewalk who had been injured.
Officers arrived at the scene to find the victim with a head injury.
The victim was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital, where doctors discovered that he had been shot in the head. He is listed in critical condition, authorities confirmed.
Neighbors told Local 10 News that the area is usually quiet and were startled when they heard shots ringing out.
“Kind of scary because I have two girls (and) a family,” said Miramar resident Olivia Gasset. “It’s kind of nerve-racking to hear that in your own neighborhood, in your own home.”
Traffic was shut down for nearly nine hours as authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
The victim’s age and identity are unknown, but police said they believe he may be a teenager.
No other details were immediately released.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.